Policy & Impact
For a full list of published papers, see either my CV or REPEC page.
The Impacts of a Multifaceted Pre-natal Intervention on Human Capital Accumulation in Early Life
joint with Pedro Carneiro (UCL), Lucy Kraftman (IFS), Giacomo Mason (CMA), Lucie Moore (OPM) and Molly Scott (OPM)
American Economic Review, conditionally accepted.
Management, Organizational Performance, and Task Clarity: Evidence from Ghana's Civil Service
joint with Daniel Rogger (World Bank) and Martin.J.Williams (Oxford)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, forthcoming.
Contagious Animosity in the Field: Evidence from the Federal Criminal Justice System
joint with Brendon McConnell (Southampton)
Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming.
Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labor Market Experiment in Uganda
joint with Livia Alfonsi (BRAC), Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Vittorio Bassi (USC), Robin Burgess (LSE), Munshi Sulaiman (BRAC and StC) and Anna Vitali (UCL)
Women's Empowerment in Action: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Niklas Buehren (World Bank), Robin Burgess (LSE), Markus Goldstein (World Bank), Selim Gulesci (Bocconi) and Munshi Sulaiman (BRAC and Save the Children).
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, January 2020, Vol. 12, 210-59.
Nation-Building Through Compulsory Schooling During the Age of Mass Migration
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Myra Mohnen (Essex) and Martina Viarengo (Geneva).
Economic Journal, January 2019, Vol. 129: 62-109.
Consumption and Investment in Resource Pooling Family Networks
joint with Manuela Angelucci (Michigan) and Giacomo de Giorgi (FRBNY)
Economic Journal, November 2018, Vol. 128: 2613-51.
Management of Bureaucrats and Public Service Delivery: Evidence from the Nigerian Civil Service
joint with Daniel Rogger (World Bank)
Economic Journal, February 2018, Vol. 128: 413-446.
Paper awarded the Deutsche Bahn Prize for Outstanding Research in Organisation and Management.
Persuasion: A Case Study of Papal Influences on Fertility-Related Beliefs and Behavior
joint with Vittorio Bassi (UCL)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, October 2017, Vol. 9: 250–302.
Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Robin Burgess (LSE), Narayan Das (BRAC), Selim Gulesci (Bocconi) and Munshi Sulaiman (BRAC)
Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2017, Vol. 132: 811-70.
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivations for Tax Compliance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Germany,
joint with Nadja Dwenger (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance), Henrik Kleven (LSE) and Johannes Rincke (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, August 2016, Vol 8(3): 1–31.
Paper awarded the Schmölders Prize, Verein für Socialpolitk (Association of Economists in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland).
Comparing Charitable Fundraising Schemes: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment and a Structural Model
joint with Steffen Huck (UCL) and Andrew Shephard (UPenn)
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, May 2015, Vol. 7(2): 326-69.
Crime and the Depenalization of Cannabis Possession: Evidence from a Policing Experiment
joint with Jerome Adda (EUI) and Brendon McConnell (UCL)
Journal of Political Economy, October 2014, Vol. 122, No. 5: 1130-202.
Policing Cannabis and Drug Related Hospital Admissions: Evidence from Administrative Records
joint with Elaine Kelly (IFS)
Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 112, April 2014, pp 89-114.
Team Incentives: Evidence From a Firm Level Experiment
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE) and Iwan Baranakay (UPenn)
Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 11(5), October 2013, pp 1079-1114.
The Making of Modern America: Migratory Flows in the Age of Mass Migration
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE) and Martina Viarengo (Geneva)
Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 102, May 2013, pp 23-47.
Field Experiments With Firms
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE) and Iwan Barankay (UPenn),
Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 25, Number 3 (Summer 2011), pp 63–82.
Matched Fundraising: Evidence From a Natural Field Experiment
joint with Steffen Huck (UCL)
Journal of Public Economics, Vol.95 Issues 5-6, June 2011: 351-62.
Heterogeneous Class Size Effects: New Evidence From a Panel of University Students
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE) and Valentino Larcinese (LSE)
Economic Journal, December 2010, Vol. 120: 1365-98.
Transaction Costs in Charitable Giving: Evidence From Two Field Experiments
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Advances) Vol. 10 : Iss. 1, Article 31, 2010.
Social Incentives in the Workplace
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE) and Iwan Barankay (Warwick)
Review of Economic Studies, April 2010, Vol. 77, Iss. 2, 417-59.
Family Networks and Schooling Outcomes: Evidence From a Randomized Social Experiment
joint with Manuela Angelucci (Arizona), Giacomo De Giorgi (Stanford), and Marcos A.Rangel (Chicago)
Journal of Public Economics, April 2010, Vol. 94, Iss. 3-4: 197–221.
The Role of the Agent's Outside Options in Principal-Agent Relationships
joint with Silvia Sonderegger (Bristol)
Games and Economic Behavior, March 2010, Vol. 68: 781-8.
Social Connections and Incentives in the Workplace: Evidence From Personnel Data
Econometrica, July 2009, 77: 1047-94.
Household Bargaining Over Fertility: Theory and Evidence From Malaysia
Journal of Development Economics, June 2008, 86: 215-41.
The Economics of the Marriage Contract: Theories and Evidence
joint with Niko Matouschek (Northwestern)
Journal of Law and Economics, February 2008, 51: 59-110.
Incentives for Managers and Inequality Among Workers: Evidence From a Firm Level Experiment
Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2007, 122: 729-75.
Marriage Markets and Divorce Laws
Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, November 2006, 22: 30-69.
Social Networks and Technology Adoption in Northern Mozambique
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE)
Economic Journal, October 2006, 116: 862-902.
The Economics of Child Custody
Economica, February 2006, 73: 1-25.
The Evolution of Cooperative Norms: Evidence From a Natural Field Experiment
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE) and Iwan Barankay (Essex)
Berkeley Electronic Journals in Economic Policy and Analysis (Advances) (special issue on field experiments edited by John List), 2006, 6: 1-28.
Social Preferences and the Response to Incentives: Evidence From Personnel Data
Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2005, 120: 917-62.
The Economics of Viral Outbreaks
American Economic Association, Papers and Proceedings, May 2020, Vol. 110: 265-68.
Racial and Ethnic Sentencing Differentials in the Federal Criminal Justice System
joint with Brendon McConnell (Southampton)
American Economic Association, Papers and Proceedings, May 2018, Vol. 108: 241-245.
The Impact of Ethnic Diversity in Bureaucracies: Evidence from the Nigerian Civil Service
American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 2015, Vol. 105(5): 457–61.
Intentions to Participate in Adolescent Training Programs: Evidence From Uganda
joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Robin Burgess (LSE), Markus Goldstein (World Bank), Selim Gulesci (LSE), and Munshi Sulaiman (LSE/BRAC)
Journal of the European Economic Association, Papers and Proceedings, Iss. 8.2-3, pp 548-60, April-May 2010.
Field Experiments in Labor Economics
joint with John A.List (Chicago)
Chapter 2 in Handbook of Labor Economics Volume 4a, O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (editors), Elsevier, 2011, pp104-228.
Extended Family Networks in Rural Mexico: A Descriptive Analysis
joint with Manuela Angelucci (Arizona), Giacomo De Giorgi (Stanford), and Marcos Rangel (Chicago)
Institutional Microeconomics of Development, edited by Timothy Besley and Raji Jayaraman, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010, pp175-210.